Architect submits plans for Cardington Airfield which includes 425 dwellings and a park honouring 48 who died airship crash

Architect PRP has submitted this masterplan for the historic Cardington Airfield site to Bedford Council.

The 12.6 hectare site is next to two listed airship sheds, which were built in the 1920s.

The scheme will include up to 425 dwellings as well as an area of open space called Airship Park. When built, this will replicate the size and shape of the R101 airship, which measured 777ft from nose to tail, and tragically crashed in 1930 killing 48 people.

The project is due to commence in 2008 with completion in 2012.